Shooting food and interiors in restaurants is a big part of Pantling Studio. The shoots are usually for press and web use, there is very little time and rarely a food stylist. It's always fast paced and the images are used to present new menus and seasonal ingredients. I usually use a mixture of diffused natural light and a little bounced flash with Canon speedlites. Nearly always with a Canon 5D Mk3 and the Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro, lately we've started to use the Canon 100mm f2.8l macro which is a perfect prime for close up food and head and shoulders portrait work. Here's a link to the section>
We were in Birmingham today, shooting the interior and autumn menu at the Metro Bar and Grill. On the way back to the new Grand Central I managed to take a few shots of the reflective cladding and the main concourse, with the Ricoh GR. The Ricoh always goes unnoticed, security assume it's a phone, if I used my DSLR with a big wide angle prime I'd be stopped instantly.